Joshua Mali, MD, provides clinical evidence and recommendations for pseudophakic CME and represents a new formal standard to first-line management.
A hot topic in cataract surgery is alternative ways to administer perioperative medications with the goal of lowering the incidence of cystoid macular edema (CME). One way to achieve that goal would be the combination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and transzonular steroids.
The rate of postoperative cystoid macular edema was lower in a recent study of nearly 1,000 cataract surgery patients at two sites using intravitreal transzonular antibiotic and steroid prophylaxis than in previous studies with topical administration.
Cystoid macular edema can permanently alter vision, so it is highly crucial to utilize best practices for treating the cataract surgery complication.